Benbow Ventures is a small private equity firm.  Benbow seeks to create value by directing capital to opportunities where our investment, strategic insight and operational support help companies—and the communities they're a part of—succeed.

Since 2007, Founder and Principal, John Rhoades, has made investments in over a dozen privately held businesses in multiple sectors, including hospitality, real estate, medtech, and advanced technology manufacturing.  Mr. Rhoades has been a member of the management team of three of these companies, most recently as a partner of coworking operator, Beauty Shoppe.  After that company recently closed a successful funding round, Mr. Rhoades stepped away from day-to-day involvement to pursue Benbow’s next undertaking.